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Revealed: how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Revealed: how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian. The files provided by Edward Snowden illustrate the scale of co-operation between Silicon Valley and the intelligence agencies over the last three years. They also shed new light on the workings of the top-secret Prism program, which was disclosed by the Guardian and the Washington Post last month. The documents show that: • Microsoft helped the NSA to circumvent its encryption to address concerns that the agency would be unable to intercept web chats on the new portal; • The agency already had pre-encryption stage access to email on, including Hotmail; • Material collected through Prism is routinely shared with the FBI and CIA, with one NSA document describing the program as a "team sport".

MATRIX – Ce que nos données Gmail révèlent de notre vie sociale Que contiennent les métadonnées transmises par Google à la National Security Agency (NSA) américaine ou celles qu’observe en France la Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE) ? Les métadonnées sont l’enveloppe d’une donnée, son contenant. Dans le cadre d’une conversation téléphonique, ce seront par exemple les fadettes, les factures détaillées des appels émis et reçus et les numéros contactés, mais pas le contenu de la conversation. Dans le cas d’un courrier électronique, ce sera le nom et l’adresse de la personne à qui l’on écrit, le volume de courriers envoyés et reçus, etc. L’accès à ces données techniques constitue-t-il de l’espionnage ? Le tout nouvel outil Immersion, développé au Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) par le professeur César Hidalgo et ses étudiants, apporte d’intéressants éléments de réponse à cette question, et montre qu’avec les seules métadonnées, on peut en savoir beaucoup sur une personne, ses fréquentations et ses réseaux.

NSA, It’s the end of your world as you knew it and I feel fine Short report from Manning solidarity, Camden/ London by Ciaron O’Reilly Catholic Workers from Giuseppe Conlon House London have been sustaining a solidarity vigil for Bradley Manning three times a week throughout his trial. The vigil requires three people, ideally; on a few occasions we have got by with two. We hold the Manning portrait banner & a Manning placard on a stick (with a “We love Edward Snowden: Support Whistleblowers!” We have had chats with lawyers from Gareth Peirce’s nearby legal office, former prisoners (one guy was in the same Louisiana prison as me a year after I was there! So as Fr. “Don’t just do something, stand there!” Like this: Like Loading...

NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program Snowden: I never gave any information to Chinese or Russian governments l Glenn Greenwald NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, in an interview on Saturday and then again Tuesday afternoon, vehemently denied media claims that he gave classified information to the governments of China or Russia. He also denied assertions that one or both governments had succeeded in "draining the contents of his laptops". "I never gave any information to either government, and they never took anything from my laptops," he said. The extraordinary claim that China had drained the contents of Snowden's laptops first appeared in the New York Times in a June 24 article. In lieu of any evidence, the NYT circulated this obviously significant assertion by quoting what it called "two Western intelligence experts" who "worked for major government spy agencies". So that's how this "China-drained-his-laptops" claim was created: by the New York Times citing two anonymous sources saying they "believed" this happened. But there was never any evidence that this was true.

U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post. The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. Equally unusual is the way the NSA extracts what it wants, according to the document: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. London’s Guardian newspaper reported Friday that GCHQ, Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, also has been secretly gathering intelligence from the same internet companies through an operation set up by the NSA. According to documents obtained by The Guardian, PRISM would appear to allow GCHQ to circumvent the formal legal process required in Britain to seek personal material such as emails, photos and videos from an internet company based outside of the country.

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